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The LAPD is looking for the best and brightest individuals - those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment - those who want to help their community, and who want to make a difference. The LAPD's goal is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Los Angeles.

A career with the LAPD offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments and career development, opportunities for promotion, and excellent salary and benefits.

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About the LAPD

The Los Angeles Police Department is one of the most famous and admired police forces in the world. Frequently the subject of movies and television shows, the LAPD has long set a standard of excellence for police training and performance. It is known for innovative programs, such as its SWAT (the first in the country) and its Police Academy. It provides police services to one of the most ethnically and geographically diverse cities in the nation.

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Job Opportunities

There are over 250 opportunities to make a difference in the LAPD. It's important to us that you grow professionally. That is why we provide so many ways for you to grow here with us. Join our team and find your niche today.

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Lateral Program

Operation Blue to Blue creates opportunities for officers from other law enforcement agencies from all over California to join our team. Are you an officer ready to take the next step?

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